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by rxlexi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?
Replies: 151
Views: 7810

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Ugh. That reminds me of the perfectly nice apartment building (probably pre-1900 and not a common architectural design in KC) on 17th Street that was torn down for parking/staging for the construction of the Kauffman Center. Yep. I haven't forgotten about that one. Really changed the character of t...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Unbuilt KC
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: Unbuilt KC

Despite the utterly absurd debacle that was the West Edge construction process, and the loss of a potentially very attractive Sofdie design, it's worth noting that overall the West Edge has been a hugely positive addition to the Plaza, IMO. First, the original southern building, opened as Hotel Sore...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3976
Views: 226140

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Also want to add, I flew out of KCI again last Tuesday, 12:50 PM flight on SW. Arrived an hour early. As usual, both nearby circle lots were full, as was Terminal B garage. Used Valet, which was backed up into the circle road, blocking oncoming traffic and requiring security intervention to clear up...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3976
Views: 226140

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The other really interesting thing was that only 12% of KCI fliers comes from KCMO. I knew it would be considerably less than 50% but not that low. Is this number of fliers from KCMO proper, or MO-side metro? It's always interesting to see the insane number of JOCO plates at TSC sporting events. Re...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: TowerEast arts district
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: TowerEast arts district

Glad there is finally some creative momentum east of Gillham and over to 31/Troost. Slowly but surely, it will happen. How long will we have to wait for the El Torreon to become the performance space/art venue/food hall/neighborhood center that Union Hill deserves? Man I would love to see something ...
by rxlexi
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 514
Views: 52345

Re: Troost developments

The Star is only interested in buzzwords like gentrification and fomenting animosity and distrust.


And parking! Don't forget about parking!

Thanks for posting the link, Chaglang.
by rxlexi
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 90
Views: 9026

Re: The KC City Flag

I was just thinking about this again the other day. With the current wave of KC pride, I think this would be a worthwhile endeavor to recreate the flag and make it something people are proud to adorn ....also Chicago city flag. I agree. This really needs to happen, and now is the right time, especi...
by rxlexi
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 211
Views: 29658

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

the cardinals have played in a non-downtown stadium for more years than they have ever been downtown, including a non-downtown busch stadium....for decades longer than the royals have even been in kansas city. <rolls eyes> To highlander's point, Busch II opened in what, 1966? Essentially, the cards...
by rxlexi
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2002
Views: 113653

Re: beer.

Went to Stockyards Brewing on Sunday. Really cool place and the beers were good too. I liked how they kept it almost original from the old steakhouse. So far I have been to 4 KC Breweries in the past few years on my visits to KC. Cinder Block, Big Rip, Boulevard, and now Stockyards. Haven't had a b...
by rxlexi
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 656
Views: 53262

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Are you talking about the BBQ? I think the move to Labor Day weekend was a big mistake. It seemed the crowd Friday night was about half what it was last year. Either people were out of town, or there was too much else going on. The speedway location isn't horrible. There is plenty of room. But it l...
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 33
Views: 3308

Re: Oak Tower

They leveled off the outer skin of the building, filling endless dumpsters with terracotta detail.


Ugh. Gross. :evil:
by rxlexi
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1547
Views: 102331

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Personally, I think you set the vote and make sure the language is right and election is right. Make it say, "Can the Midtown TDD (boundaries) vote to tax themselves to expand the streetcar? No taxes will be collected outside the district for this project and no city funds will be used for its...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1864
Views: 179821

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Has anyone confirmed that "Grad School" going in to Busy Bee space is the same outfit as Springfield?

I really dig the Grad School in Springfield and something similar would be a perfect fit in that spot.
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Apartments
Replies: 24
Views: 2497

Re: Midtown Apartments

Right, it's not that these people exist, every city has them. It's that our newspaper will write a front page story about it that makes KC looks provincial.


Bingo. Frustrating.
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 401
Views: 32630

Re: KC Bike share

Park City UT started an electric bike system. Would be good for assist but imagine it's high cost maintenance... http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... ation.html No doubt high cost but this is a great idea to get more people out there cycling, especially in hilly cities like KC. Hopefully wil...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Nature’s Own Full-Service Grocer Opens In River Market
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Nature’s Own Full-Service Grocer Opens In River Market

I loved the Nature's Own on 43/Main, and as a longtime (now former) Southmoreland resident and occasional vegetarian it came through for basics many times over the years. Little space, and an understandably small selection, but the world would be a better place if every neighborhood had such a corne...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC Star building redevelopment
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: KC Star building redevelopment

Has there ever been a thought of doing a gallery in residence program for unused street retail space downtown? I know it's harder than it sounds and would take an endowment from someone and an expectation that land owners would charge only a nominal rent. But I always thought it would be good gover...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 739
Views: 50605

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Why don't we petition for an arts tax to pay for the new UMKC conservatory and arts development at JCCC? I wonder what the requirements of the petition are. A petition for something positive, rather than a negative attack campaign on development throughout the city? Brilliant! I agree that in theor...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3088
Views: 239121

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Harry Starkers


Yep. That was a great space. So sad when it was leased to a law firm - the end of a long restaurant/entertainment run.
by rxlexi
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Brewpubs
Replies: 48
Views: 3305

Re: Brewpubs

I really like the scale of the operation, I think that is what KC doesn't have; A large scale brew pub in a central location like Wynkoops or Free State. Gordon Biersch is the only thing close. As mentioned, I think McCoy's especially, and Brewery Emperial to a lesser degree (size/scale/more hipste...

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